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Fiberhome, a Chinese provider of fibre-optic communications equipment, has selected PMC-Sierra’s Hyphy chipset for its Fonst series of WDM optical transmission systems.

The modular architecture of the Fonst products, combined with the multi-service capabilities enabled by the Hyphy range, is claimed to offer the capabilities required to meet the diverse OTN network deployment requirements worldwide.

Fiberhome’s muxponders and transponders are targeted to enable carriers to deploy power-optimised and scalable OTN networks that address the increasing bandwidth requirements driven by 3G and 4G mobile, Carrier Ethernet, IPTV and cloud services.

Fan Zhiwen, vice general manager of Fiberhome’s transport business unit, said: ‘Fiberhome’s Fonst WDM solutions address the Carriers’ requirements for multi-service agility and high-capacity adaptability with increased power efficiency.

‘We standardised on PMC-Sierra’s Hyphy products because they enabled us to reduce our development costs by eliminating multiple designs, in addition to offering uniform functionality across our platforms.

By achieving this design breakthrough at 50 per cent lower power, we are confident that our WDM product line will enable Fiberhome to offer OTN solutions to Carriers around the world.

Fiberhome’s Fonst Series is a WDM offering based on OTN technology with scalability up to 3.85TB/s capacity.

In conjunction with enhanced switching technology for both optical and electrical layers, the product line will now offer a uniform capability to flexibly aggregate, cross-connect and transport a wide range of protocols from SONET/SDH, Ethernet and video over converged OTN networks.

The Hyphy range is claimed to deliver high-capacity framing, mapping, switching and multiplexing of carrier Ethernet, SAN, OTN, transparent bit services, such as video and SONET/SDH, to allow Carriers to reduce the number of line cards and network elements, and adapt to a changing service mix without costly replacement of equipment.

The platform provides small form-factor Pluggable (SFP) and 10Gbit pluggable (XFP or SFP+) interfaces, as well as a set of OTN and Packet system interfaces for networking to a variety of switch fabric architectures and network processors.

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